Introduces the city of Santa Monica, showing its amenities and the lives of its residents. A great snapshot of life in coastal California at the end of the 1950s. Executive Producer: Richard Atkinson. Producer and Director: Ed Woodworth.
My Grandfather Ed Woodworth did this film. He did many industrial films like this. It's really nice to know that one of his films made a difference in someones life. I'm very sorry that the officer in this film was killed, but I'm happy that he was filmed so that his children and grandchildren will be able to remember him. If my grandfather was still alive I think he would be pleased that something he helped create gave a family some peace. Thank you for writing your review.
During the Public Service Memorial in Santa Monica last year, one of the officers mentioned to me that he thought the motor-officer shown in this video was my father, David Kohler, who was killed while on duty in 1960. He was only 29 years old. Imagine my astonishment to see my father - nearly 50 years after his passing - in this documentary! I immediately told my siblings, who were as amazed and grateful as I was. My sister Robin was only a year old when our dad died, & she commented that this is the only time she'd ever seen him walk or move. We have few photographs. We all cried upon seeing the cherished 10 seconds of our dad. This video is a treasure of our memories of good old Santa Monica, but mostly it's a complete gift to have the only footage of our father. I watch this video once a month, with smile on my face & a tear in my eye. Thank you for keeping this posted. It means everything to the 3 Kohler kids. Respectfully submitted, Catherine, David & Robin Kohler.
May 2, 2005 Subject:
Darn! I JUST missed the Jazz concert!
Pretty breezy portrait of Santa Monica is shown here, with it's beaches, Amusement parks and businesses and what not. The 1st part seems to dwell more on recreation, where as the second part deals with economics. I of course like the first part more, but the movie itself on it's own is pretty good. Best part of course is the exploration of it's amusement park of the day, Pacific Ocean Park, with it's deep sea thing, the roller coaaster and other wild rides. We explore all of this, and an appearance by Cesar Romero too!
CONCERNS CITY OF SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA
California (History and culture) Santa Monica, Calif. (History and culture) Nurses Hospitals Signs (U.S.A.F. Rehabilitation Center) Coastlines Beaches Pacific Ocean Couples Recreation Native Americans (Shoshoni) Saint Monica Parks Statues (saints) Resorts Surf Children Playing Aerials Highways Pacific Coast Highway Swimming pools Rogers, Will (home) Horseback riding Carrillo, Leo Romero, Cesar Burr, Raymond Mansfield, Jayne Reagan, Ronald Wilson Tourists Traffic policemen Motorcycles Police (motorcycles) Sunbathing Lifeguards Volleyball (amateur) Water skiing Amusement parks Pacific Ocean Park, Santa Monica, Calif. Roller coasters Skyriding Diving bells Clowns Seals (trained) Animals (trained) Dolphins (trained) Whales (trained) Crowds Photographers Models (fashion) Fashion industry Yachts and yachting Fishing (sportfishing) Boats (fishing) Banks Buildings Newspapers Manufacturing Buildings (office) Buildings (industrial) Bocci ball Shuffleboard Senior citizens Churches Museums Auditoriums Signs (motels) Signs (restaurants) Signs (hotels) Motels Restaurants Hotels Fashion shows Tennis Swimming Dancing (square) Colleges and universities University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles (History and culture) Airports Aircraft (Light) Country clubs Golf Polo Leisure